Half-hearted Christianity won’t make you whole

Your heart is a life-valve. Always keep it open so that the life of Jesus can continually flow through you. If you won’t put your whole heart into following and obeying the risen Jesus, you’re only going through the motions of Christianity. Religious excuses are a declaration that you’re not following Jesus wholeheartedly.

Wholehearted Christianity isn’t a one-time decision. It’s a lifestyle of passionately pursuing the living Jesus every single day. Wholehearted Christian living is to keep the valve of your heart wide-open to the risen Jesus. Wholeheartedness requires your whole heart.

Anything less than wholehearted response to the living Jesus is lukewarmness. To wholeheartedly surrender to the living Jesus fully open the valve in your heart that tries to regulate or limit His activity within you. Then keep it wide open every day so that He can freely overflow in and through you as the living God, releasing lively, eternal, life-giving water.

People don’t shy away from wholehearted Christ-followers. They rarely see that kind of passion about Jesus freely expressed. People are seldom neutral to passionate Christianity focused on interacting with the risen Jesus. They’re either drawn to it or away from it.

If you don’t build a wholehearted relationship with the living Jesus, you’ll be continually distracted from Him. Half-hearted Christianity won’t make you whole.

Every day I experience Jesus streaming in Spirit and in truth through my heart, welling up and flowing out as rivers of alive water giving life to my soul. You can learn to live your life as an ongoing, wholehearted response to the risen Jesus!

Many people avoid wholeheartedly following Jesus because it involves surrender, vulnerability, and tenderness. However, I love it when people wholeheartedly talk about Jesus and back up what they say with a holy, compassionate, and joyous lifestyle.

Humility needs to be embraced, not resisted. It helps us set aside ego so that Jesus can take over the steering wheel of our life. If you feel dead inside, hearing Jesus’ voice will make you come alive. Ever listen to Him.

If you’re longing for more meaning and purpose in life, you can find it by fully opening your heart to Jesus. Discover the amazing power of surrender! When you’re wholehearted about Jesus, your life is fully engaged with Him.

Giving Jesus
A part
Of your heart
Is only a start.
Put everything
In His cart.

Half-hearted Christianity
Won’t make you whole.
It might not even
Save your soul.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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